“Maynard has given voice to experiences readers have shared but could rarely say aloud” --San Jose Mercury News
Don't miss this revealing conversation with author/journalist Joyce Maynard about her remarkable life and newest, moving memoir: The Best of Us. A delicious lunch paired with wine is included in your ticket purchase. Books will be available for sale.
ABOUT THE BEST OF US
"Heart-wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life" --Anne Lamott
In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, Joyce Maynard fell in love: Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple. This is their story.
Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.
ABOUT JOYCE MAYNARD
Joyce Maynard is the author of sixteen books including the novels To Die For and Labor Day (both adapted for film) and the bestselling memoir At Home in the World, translated into seventeen languages. Her essays and have appeared in dozens of publications and numerous collections. She has been a frequent performer with The Moth, a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and founder of the Lake Atitlan Writers’ Workshop. She makes her home in Lafayette, California.
NOTE: Advance ticket purchase required; we cannot accept walk-ups to this event.